Express 4 Demands Activation
I've been happily using Express 4 for months now. All of a sudden it demands activation, or should I say, RE-activation.
Yesterday I tried to run Hitfilm from a backup drive, that's when the activation demand first appeared. I didn't worry about it, figuring Hitfilm was only approved for one specific hard drive.
But now it won't run on my main hard drive either, the very same one I've been using for months. A dialog comes up suggesting I deactivate this drive, which um, makes no sense at all given that I wish to do the exact opposite.
Before I make things worse I thought I'd ask for advice.
A constructive suggestion. Manage the relationship between the free and paid versions in the same way as everybody else on the Internet. Nobody else that I'm aware of (25 years of software use) requires a serial number and activation for free software. That always happens at the point when one wishes to upgrade to the full featured paid version.
The whole point of free software is to pull users in to your realm. But at the moment I can neither upgrade to Hitfilm 2017, nor use Hitfilm 4, thanks to all this excessive security. How many other people arrive at one of these unnecessary roadblocks and then quietly vanish never to be seen again?
Ok, that's my rant. Thanks for further instructions.